We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. Sport and physical activity has been proven to have a positive effect on our mental health. We also know that being coached improves the satisfaction of those taking part in sport and physical activity. Yet, a recent survey from... Read more
Posted Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 12:56 by cblain with comment(s)
Inspirational People Make a Difference
We have all had inspirational people in our lives, whether it was our parents, siblings, or perhaps a teacher from school. Someone who understood you, knew how to motivate and support you, perhaps towards a goal they helped you identify.
To be able to replicate that same effect for everyone, every time would be an... Read more
Posted Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 12:00 by cblain with comment(s)
This year’s UK Coaching Summit was definitely one for celebrity spotters, with an opening address from HRH The Princess Royal; Rory McIlroy coincidentally joining delegates for breakfast, and Anthony Statham, Sports Development Manager for Active Sussex, watching Greg Wallace tuck into poached eggs at Heathrow airport.
The common message, consistently touched on throughout... Read more
Posted Friday, June 9, 2017 - 15:56 by pthompson with comment(s)
About the author: The Ohio University online Master of Coaching Education programme is nationally recognised as a leader in preparing coaches to excel at all levels of competition. The curriculum focuses on areas of coaching that directly impact athletic performance and is built around the National... Read more
Posted Friday, March 31, 2017 - 15:34 by with comment(s)
About the blog: The body of research behind stretching is contradictory and can be confusing for coaches. This blog aims to clear up the research, explaining the different types of stretching and whether stretching is appropriate to carry out before, during and after the training session. The blog concludes with practical guidance for the coach, describing how to implement an appropriate... Read more
Posted Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 11:28 by cchapman with comment(s)
Over the last two blogs we have focused on the role of the coach and how they can support their athlete’s psychological needs. The first blog looked at the different transitions athletes go through from childhood to adolescence, the challenges this may present and the changes... Read more
Posted Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 10:46 by cchapman with comment(s)
Children's Lead at Sports Coach UK, David Turner, recorded the following three podcasts for Sport Scotland. The suite deals with a range of topics and starts with the The ‘C’ System of Coaching Children. NB If you're using Internet Explorer, please update the browser to the latest version to hear these podcasts.
About the... Read more
Posted Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 21:08 by dturner with comment(s)
About the author: Matt Blandford is a MRes Sport Science student at Portsmouth Uni, researching elite cricket coach development.
About the blog: Matt shares this thoughts from his research on what it takes to become an elite coach; highlighting three main trajectories. Does one fit your journey?
Elite coaching pathways are far more than the series of coaching... Read more
Posted Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 15:01 by cchapman with comment(s)
About the author: Wendy Russell is a hockey coach for Brighton & Hove Hockey Club. In 2015 she was awarded Disability Coach of the Year at the UK Coaching Awards for her work creating the only deaf hockey club in the country (at the time), which involved developing 40 new... Read more
Posted Monday, March 20, 2017 - 16:55 by with comment(s)